Founders Jay Singh, Dan Levin, and Kate Willett among the United States’ “Largest Showcase of Best Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs”
BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ViralGains, today announced that it has been named to the 2013 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that focuses on creating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world.
Now in its third year, the Empact Showcase recognized Jay Singh, CEO, Dan Levin, President & COO, and Kate Willett, VP of Business Development as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs”.
“Our founding team is happy to be included in the 2013 Empact Showcase. In 2013, top digital media advertisers have used ViralGains’ viral marketing technology to maximize the impact of their online videos,” said Jay Singh, CEO, ViralGains. “Our feature alongside other successful companies in the Empact Showcase shows our commitment to entrepreneurship and its positive effects on the global economy.”
The Empact Showcase is a compilation companies in the United States started by entrepreneurs who are age 35 and under, and whose annual revenues or operating budgets (for non-profits) are more than $100,000. In 2012, the companies comprising the Empact Showcase contributed more than 8,500 jobs to the economy, and controlled over $1.3 billion in revenue.
Founders in the Empact Showcase will be recognized for their achievements at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in October.
The host of the 2013 Empact Showcase is the United Nations Foundation. American Airlines is the official airline and Entrepreneur Media is the official media partner.
“The annual Empact Showcase is both a testament to the impact that entrepreneurs are making on our economy, and an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs,” said Sarah Green, Co-Founder, Empact Showcase. “We are proud of all of the entrepreneurs on the 2013 Empact Showcase and pleased to support them by celebrating the spirit, dedication and hard work that has made them successful entrepreneurs.”
About the Empact Showcase
In early 2013, entrepreneurs meeting the minimum criteria from across the country were invited by Empact to apply for the Empact Showcase.
Applications were then reviewed by the 2013 Empact Academy who are among the United States’ leading entrepreneurs, and include:
- Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & ScyFy Channel & Chairman, Springboard Enterprises
- Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
- Gene Landrum, Founder, Chuck E. Cheese
- Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member, Priceline.com
- Jeff Sandefer, Founder, Action Foundation & Sandefer Offshore
- Chip Paucek, Co-founder & CEO, 2U & Former CEO, Hooked on Phonics
- Mike Delazzer, Founder, Redbox
- Chuck Templeton, Founder, Open Table & Managing Director, Impact Engine
The Academy selected honorees in several categories including:
Empact100 – the top 100 companies in the Showcase
- Best Founder’s Story
- Most Innovative
- Most Disruptive
- Largest Potential
- Top Social Company
- Top Female Founder
- Top Tech Company
- Top Advertising & Marketing Company
The honorees were selected based on company revenue, with additional factors such as number of employees, social impact, growth over the past year, and innovativeness coming into play.
For more information on the Empact Showcase, visit http://www.empactshowcase.com, or connect with Empact via Facebook at www.facebook.com/iEmpact or Twitter at www.twitter.com/iEmpact. Please direct any questions to Empact Showcase co-founder, Sarah Green, at email@example.com
The ViralGains mission is to create authentic relationships between consumers and advertisers through the power of online video. ViralGains delivers Viral Marketing at scale through technology that measures how consumers watch, share, and talk about video content. The ViralGains Viral Marketing Platform is the first of its kind that maximizes views, shares, and conversations in real time for YouTube content.
ViralGains uses programmatic buying to place your video on publishers where targeted audiences discover your content and fall in love with your brand. We designed our collaborative technology for creative, PR, and media agencies to maximize each dollar they spend and made it accessible for brands of all sizes. ViralGains was founded in 2012 and is headquartered inBoston’s beautiful Innovation District.
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